Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems: join young Jerry and follow a peculiar white rabbit to the wondrous realm of Mousewood, a land where critters can speak and where mystery abounds.
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Release Date: May 28, 2013

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Includes Original Soundtrack (41 tracks), 8 audio books (160 minutes total running time) and a wonderful game comic by Olga Andriyenko.

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Includes 5 items: Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, The Whispered World Special Edition

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Includes 11 items: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, Goodbye Deponia, The Whispered World Special Edition, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, A New Beginning - Final Cut, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, 1954 Alcatraz

 

Reviews

“Night Of The Rabbit is unquestionably charming, and wow, the art is exceptional.” - Rock Paper Shotgun

“If there was any question whether Daedalic is the inheritor of the LucasArts adventure gaming crown, consider it settled.” - Escapist Magazine

“... the most outstanding game I’ve played this year.” - Pixels or Death

About This Game

Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems: join young Jerry and follow a peculiar white rabbit to the wondrous realm of Mousewood, a land where critters can speak and where mystery abounds.

It is here that Jerry’s dream of being a magician comes true, though a haunting, sinister force casts a long shadow over the forest. Someone offers the residents of Mousewood a deal of their lifetime - tickets to the greatest magic show that the world has ever seen. But the price is steep, as they'll have to stake their most precious possessions and also their lives.

As the shadows grow deeper, the residents of Mousewood have only Jerry to turn to. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, joy and fear, the young boy will face the ultimate trial, leaving behind the world he once knew, and his childhood, too, will become a thing of the past.

Key Features


  • Story-driven exploration/adventure: The Night of the Rabbit was conceived, written and designed by Matthias Kempke, who believes that games design is all about creating new worlds to be explored by players.
  • Multi-layered story: it starts out in a light-hearted and funny way, but soon shift to a dramatic and thought-provoking tone over the 20 hours of gameplay.
  • Original character and world design: the animal people who populate the game were originally developed in short stories written by game creator; these stories are included as the in-game bonuses.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:7 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:7 GB HD space
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CTW13
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
As with all Daedalic games Ive played so far, great great game. Great story, but slow beginning. But bear with it, it gets pretty fun and exciting.

I think puzzle solving wise, a bit easier than The Dark Eye and Memoria, but the parts I did get stuck on, I would not have got unless I tried every possible item combination. I used a walkthrough for those parts.

Love the music, love the idea, love the characters. Pretty nice voice acting.

I recommend this game, if you like this genre of story-rich, puzzle solving adventure game. Though when the game ended, I felt a rush of emotion, having been taken on a rollercoaster of a story, but a few hours later, I realized there are a lot of unresolved mysteries.
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SilentOutlaw
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
It has a good story, nice voice acting, music and above all heart. Realy enjoyed this one.

Only one glaring issue (as with some other Daedalic games): sometimes text skips on it's own in super speed. This shou;ld be fixed. other than that didn't had any problems.
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zaphodikus
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Product received for free
For a game you don't pay for, it is very passable.
Cons: I found it to be much like "The whispered world" in that it was pedantic, you are forced to listen to a narrator natter away, and then in a very linear fashion figure out which element to combine with which, none of which amounts to a "story". Rather distracting and actually about as much fun to play as any other free game, requires time. In comparison I somewhat more enjoyed "A new Beginning" over "The Night of the Rabbit" despite it's better artwork. Feels like I'm just fetching stuff and combining items, not actually spinning any kind of story or making choices.
Pros:
Install it if you have a boring weekend ahead of you and want to soak up some briliant hand-drawn art and a jolly soundtrack. Definitely has appeal for the younger generation. And was free.
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dwarren0613
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
OH YEAH !!

I love these visual novel point and click games/stories/whatever you want to call them. and Rabbit is one of the best i've ever played. seriously, i love to read and i love to play games with a plot/story! This one has a great sinse of humor and sucked me into the story almost before i realized it. I looked up and realized i'd been playing for an hour and i'll tell ya guys.
I'm an educated person and consider myself on the upper side of the chart if one were to compare smarts to everyone else in the world. but i HATE puzzles that are so F*****in Hard it takes me an hour to solve one little peice. and this game even though i looked at the walk through and used it once or twice, i could have done it w/o a guide. so I give it these marks.:
Playability = 9
Story = 9
Plot =10 (intriging so far)
Controls = 10
tutorial/guides from community = 11
seriously i got this on some crazy sale price of like 1.49 and i can't believe how good it is. i kept waiting for the demo to end and then upon actually paying a minute amount of attention i realized I had purchased it at a price so low I forgot.
Enjoy this one it's easily worth 10 or 15 bucks.
IMO !! = In My Opinion
Game on ppl
Duane = dwarren
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Aznboy
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Another triumph for Daedelic
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Zyankalium
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Awesome plot twist!
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Vroy
( 18.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
The game is amazing, one of my favorites.

The story, the characters, the jokes, the animations, everything is 10/10

I fell in love with it <3
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Burn1909
( 55.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
The Night of the Rabbit is a game that has earned a special place in my heart for its beautiful art, endearing characters and a very nice story. You can't help but feel that this game was made with a lot of love.

That being said, if your measure stick for a point-and-click adventure game is the logic and cleverness of the puzzles, then this one might not be for you. Really, most of the time the puzzles are simple, though they also often involve a lot of 'walking around'. The only times they become challenging are when they don't make that much sense. And that happens more often then I would like.

Everything else about the game, though? Good or better. Well thought storyline, charming vistas, excelent voice-acting, a likeable if not particularly brilliant protagonist, wonderful soundtrack, solid gameplay, etc. It all fits very well with the overall 'children's story book' idea of the game.

To sum it up: if you can take the puzzles more as an excuse to enjoy all those good aspects than as the beginning-and-end of the game itself, I would tell you to grab The Night of the Rabbit right away. You won't regret it (unless you do).
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InkyNyan
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
6 hours in, I suddenly realized I was 6 hours in...! Intriguing story that pulls you in right away, with very good art and music design. The puzzles are challenging and difficult but never so unweildy that you feel angry at the solution for being off-the-wall. My only complaint is that the voice acting is very slow. Happily, you can click through to speed it up.
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Alcwathwen
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Awesome game! Wish there was more of this!! Great storyline and the atmosphere of the game is fairytale like! Love it!!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
What can I say? I thoroughly enjoyed this game; it exceeded all my expectations, and then some. (This is especially right after having played A New Beginning, a game which I probably wouldn't wish on anyone.)

Pros:
- Very captivating storyline; the game is mysterious throughout, and succeeds at maintaining suspense
- Voice acting (English) is truly exceptional, especially for a game which doesn't have English as its native language
- Art style, cutscenes, and music are all utterly beautiful and very fitting; reminded me very much of those cartoons I used to watch as a kid of talking animals in enchanted forrests
- Main character is likeable, which makes the game all the more a joy to play
- Fairly interesting mini-game (Quartets)
- Unlike most other point-and-click games, this one has several different types of objects to collect along the way (e.g. dewdrops, stickers, cards, stories) which make you pay more attention to the environment; personally, this made me appreciate the art better
- Generally solid gameplay, very decent amount of content

Cons:
- For most of the game, there will be concurrent side-missions or objectives available for you to do (e.g. constructing a net to catch a dandelion seed) which you will only be able to actually solve towards the later part of the game; the fact that these objectives can still be activated by the character early on in the game makes it a bit confusing for the player, because it is unclear what should or can be done first, especially since the main plot is still linear
- Rather strange mini-game in the finale

Overall, this is a very beautiful and captivating game which I would recommend to anyone. It even comes with audiobook stories which, if you'll excuse me, I shall go listen to now.

To Daedalic: Please produce a sequel to this game! Especially with the way it ended.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
The game is amazing, one of my favorites.

The story, the characters, the jokes, the animations, everything is 10/10

I fell in love with it <3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Awesome game! Wish there was more of this!! Great storyline and the atmosphere of the game is fairytale like! Love it!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
The Night of the Rabbit is a game that has earned a special place in my heart for its beautiful art, endearing characters and a very nice story. You can't help but feel that this game was made with a lot of love.

That being said, if your measure stick for a point-and-click adventure game is the logic and cleverness of the puzzles, then this one might not be for you. Really, most of the time the puzzles are simple, though they also often involve a lot of 'walking around'. The only times they become challenging are when they don't make that much sense. And that happens more often then I would like.

Everything else about the game, though? Good or better. Well thought storyline, charming vistas, excelent voice-acting, a likeable if not particularly brilliant protagonist, wonderful soundtrack, solid gameplay, etc. It all fits very well with the overall 'children's story book' idea of the game.

To sum it up: if you can take the puzzles more as an excuse to enjoy all those good aspects than as the beginning-and-end of the game itself, I would tell you to grab The Night of the Rabbit right away. You won't regret it (unless you do).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
6 hours in, I suddenly realized I was 6 hours in...! Intriguing story that pulls you in right away, with very good art and music design. The puzzles are challenging and difficult but never so unweildy that you feel angry at the solution for being off-the-wall. My only complaint is that the voice acting is very slow. Happily, you can click through to speed it up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
OH YEAH !!

I love these visual novel point and click games/stories/whatever you want to call them. and Rabbit is one of the best i've ever played. seriously, i love to read and i love to play games with a plot/story! This one has a great sinse of humor and sucked me into the story almost before i realized it. I looked up and realized i'd been playing for an hour and i'll tell ya guys.
I'm an educated person and consider myself on the upper side of the chart if one were to compare smarts to everyone else in the world. but i HATE puzzles that are so F*****in Hard it takes me an hour to solve one little peice. and this game even though i looked at the walk through and used it once or twice, i could have done it w/o a guide. so I give it these marks.:
Playability = 9
Story = 9
Plot =10 (intriging so far)
Controls = 10
tutorial/guides from community = 11
seriously i got this on some crazy sale price of like 1.49 and i can't believe how good it is. i kept waiting for the demo to end and then upon actually paying a minute amount of attention i realized I had purchased it at a price so low I forgot.
Enjoy this one it's easily worth 10 or 15 bucks.
IMO !! = In My Opinion
Game on ppl
Duane = dwarren
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Beautiful very athmospheric , I truly loved it . Taking me back to my childhood an awaking the inner child <3
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78 of 87 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
"Remember: there are no problems, only challenges!"

Considering all my experiences with Daedalic Entertainment so far, I tend to hold a middle ground in my judgements. The game is either perfect - like Memoria - or consists of a perfect idea ruined in rushed display - like Whispered World. On a 50-50 gamble, I took my chance and I'm happy to declare that The Night of the Rabbit went to snatch itself a place among the perfect ones.

Meet Jeremiah Hazelnut, a young boy who lives in a forest hut with his mother, and it's the last two days of his summer vacation. Young Jerry ventures out to the forest to find himself an adventure before dinner, and ends up meeting a strange rabbit named Marquis de Hoto who offers Jerry the great opportunity to become a wizard's apprentice! Marquis promises Jerry that he'll be home before dinner, and takes him to the village of Mousewood, where he'll be trained in the art of arts: magic! As Jerry proudly declares: Anything's possible on a day in summer vacation!

Before getting into gameplay, I'd like to take a moment to talk about the atmosphere of the game. The whole setting is already captivating with beautiful 2D art backgrounds, enchanting soundtrack and loveable characters as if they are taken out of a beloved children's book. Aside the trademark folklore themes of mainland Europe, numerous other mythologies are carefully wrapped up into a well-balanced setting of its own in this wondrous little tale. Character depth and storytelling are marvelous, voice acting is stunning and dialogue interactions vary between conjuring a warm smile on your face and inviting you to sudden striking realizations on human nature. Don't let the cute setting fool you; I took a pause to consider the wisdom behind an unexpected remark made in game more than once.

For the gameplay: it is a bit more than your casual point and click adventure. For the most part of the game, you are presented with a townful of people and places to explore, and also a handful of side stories and/or quests to accomplish aside the main scenario with card rewards. Item combinations are imaginative, yet not obscure at all. With some observation, it is possible to go through the whole game. Through his adventures, Jerry will learn some spells that will enrich the gameplay and present you new options of exploration; like talking to statues, growing plants in mere seconds, changing shape... and even make impossible, possible!

One of my favorite parts in the game is that you are encouraged to collect some mysterious cards in your explorations which you can use to play a card game named Quartets with the town's inhabitants. It is a lovely mini game that takes some attention and an exercise of memory. The game also contains some collectibles for you to look for - like stickers, dew drops and stories told by a mysterious woodspirit. They are not a must, but collecting them reveals some side lore to the game that you may enjoy very much. Every detail is carefully placed to make a whole masterfully. There is a variety of things to do in this game which offers at least 10 hours of gameplay roughly.

As a final word, when I chose to play The Night of the Rabbit, I wasn't expecting this kind of quality in setting, story, narration or gameplay. This is a wonderful and imaginative tale that I'll remember for a long time. Jerry's tale might have ended here, but I wonder if Mousewood or Marquis made their last appearances... I wish not.

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66 of 72 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: The Night of the Rabbit
  • Original Release: 2013
  • Genre Tags: Point & Click; Adventure; Story Rich; Atmospheric; Artistic
  • My Overall Grade: A
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 12-18 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Aesthetes; Strong narrative advocates; Game atmosphere connoisseurs; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Night of the Rabbit may be Deadalic Entertainment's best work yet... and that is saying something. In my opinion, they are one of the premiere developers of point-and-click adventure games today. All of their games have a certain "charm" about them that make them so appealing. Well Night of the Rabbit may be the quintessential example of that "Deadalic Charm."

The puzzles make sense for the most part, and there are in-game hints which can help you along. The artwork is amazing and the soundscape is phenomenal. I really liked the music. The voice acting is well done, although some of the lines are a bit forced and a bit corny. And the overall story is intriguing and well-told. Also, I experienced no glitches/bugs or crashing. It is an undeniably well-crafted game.

It is also a rather long game for the point-and-click genre. It does drag on a little towards the end. One thing that most Deadalic games do well is timing, where they end just as they start to get old... but this one definitely has an hour or three more than it needs to. So: if you get bored of games easily, you might want to be aware of this.

There are lots of extras in the game that you don't commonly see in point-and-click games, like collectibles... and even a card-based mini-game similar to gin/go-fish. Although I personally thought they could have made the card game more fun (it is very luck based), it was a cool little extra.

All in all, though, I thought this was a great game. Probably Deadalic's best work so far. If you are a fan of point-and-click games this is a must play.

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47 of 49 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
This game is a work of art. The music, the art, the voice-acting, the story, and even the hidden collectables are magnificent. Even if you use a walk through the whole time (some of the puzzles are less than intiutive), it is worth playing and sharing. The creators even included 8 recorded stories, beautifully written and read, as one of the collectibles. The dedication and care put into this game are evident and the experience is inifinitely better for it. After playing it through once, I would happily play it again, just to get all the collectibles and enjoy the story once more. I wish more games were like this one.
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